In the Pipeline: Vitality Living Targets Mississippi; Buckner Unveils Expansion in Texas

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Construction: Planned

Vitality Living to Open Community in Mississippi

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Vitality Living and Fusion Hospitality are planning a new senior living community in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The new 117-unit community, called Landmark Lifestyles, will have independent living, assisted living and memory care services for residents. Amenities include restaurant-style dining venues, outdoor walking paths and dining areas, a beauty salon, fitness center, activity and engagement rooms and a clubhouse.

Landmark Lifestyles is the first senior living project for Fusion Hospitality, which has developed and operated more than half a dozen hotels in the area.

Pollack Shores to Open Active Adult Community in Florida

Multifamily developer and investment firm Pollack Shores Real Estate Group has announced it plans to open Olea at Nocatee, a 175-unit active adult apartment community in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

The community will exist inside the master-planned community of Nocatee and include one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment home designs ranging from 625 to 1,535 square feet. The units will have design flourishes like granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, luxury wood-style plank flooring, high ceilings and walk-in closets. Shared amenities include a social kitchen, pool courtyard, community garden, dog park, library, and fitness studio.

This is the second community slated for Pollack Shores’ new Olea brand. Construction is set to commence in April, with move-ins scheduled for the summer of 2020. The PARC Group is developing the project.

Construction: In progress

Groundbreaking Set for Primrose Community in Texas

Primrose Retirement Communities is set to hold a groundbreaking on May 2 to mark the beginning of construction for an 88-unit senior living community in Tyler, Texas.

The community is expected to open in the summer of 2020. CR Crawford will build it, while Texas Bank & Trust is financing the project.

Construction: Complete

Capitol Seniors Housing Opens New Jersey Community

Capitol Seniors Housing has announced the opening of The Chelsea at Shrewsbury, an assisted living and memory care community in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

The $29.3 million community has 85 residential suites and is operated by Chelsea Senior Living. Assisted living options include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

The community also has a tavern designed in a way inspired by the surrounding area’s local aesthetic. Residents are slated to begin moving in en masse in April.

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Buckner Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Newly Expanded Texas Community

Buckner Retirement Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil an expansion and renovation project at Buckner Calder Woods, a nonprofit life plan community in Beaumont, Texas.

The project involved an 80,000–square-foot expansion and a 51,000-square-foot renovation, which both amounted to a new wellness center and 67 additional residences. Specifically, work included two new garden apartment buildings, renovations to independent living common areas, a new wellness center with a pool, gym and bistro, and additions and renovations to the community’s skilled nursing and assisted living wings.

Work on the project first began in 2016.

Other noteworthy projects:

Planned

— A vacant lot in Newark, Delaware, is slated to house a 115-unit senior living development from Columbia Pacific Advisors.

— Sunrise Senior Living is looking to build a new assisted living community in downtown McLean, Virginia.

— Artis Senior Living has proposed a 72-bed assisted living community in Old Tappan, New Jersey.

Plans are moving forward for a low-income senior housing project in Sacramento, California.

In progress

Construction has started for an 11-unit senior housing project in Elkins, West Virginia.

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